So I just had a dumb idea. I want to write about songs but restrict the writing period to the length of the song I’m talking about; i.e. a 3 minute songs means I have three minutes to say something about it.
The thing I say might be a review or it could be a story about or connected to the song. Knowing me, it will probably be more stories than reviews.
So I tried it out. Here’s what I did, I listened to the song and then gave myself the length of the song to write down what I though about as I listened. I then went back to fix my typos and drop in the you tube clip but I didn’t edit my thoughts. It’s not an exact science but it’s a way to capture something in the moment.
To give myself a challenge I picked a very short song but, it’s one I know very well. I may or may not do this again. Listen to the song below and see what I had to say about it.
You are encouraged to try this at home. Should you take on this challenge you can submit it to me or post your own and tag it Real Time Recaps.
Guided By Voices - Buzzards and Dreadful Crows.
The night after I quit drinking I drove around wondering what happened. I played this song 5 times. On the 3rd listen I started to sing, on the 4th I rolled the windows down and on the 5th I broke through. I felt as rough as this recording but just as alive.